South Dakota State vs. Michigan: Full Game Preview
|South Dakota State||N Wolters 22.7||J Dykstra 7.9||N Wolters 5.8|
|Michigan||T Burke 19.2||M McGary 5.5||T Burke 6.7|
13th-seeded South Dakota State meets No. 4-seeded Michigan in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at The Palace of Auburn Hills on Thursday. It takes place at 7:15 p.m. ET and you can see it on CBS. The Jackrabbits have not played the Wolverines since the 1988-89 season, when they fell 104-66.
The Jackrabbits got past North Dakota State 73-67 on Mar. 12 with the help of 27 points and six rebounds from Nate Wolters. He leads the team in points with 22.7 per game, assists with 5.8 per game, and steals with 1.8 per game. For the Wolverines, Trey Burke put up 19 points and seven assists in the 68-59 loss to Wisconsin on Mar. 15. He leads the team in points with 19.2 per game, assists with 6.7 per game, and steals with 1.6 per game. From a tempo-free perspective, Michigan is strong in the following categories: turnover percentage at 14.3 and effective field goal percentage at 54.8.
- The top-ranking players between the two conferences for points, field goals made, free throws made, three-pointers, steals, and blocks are in the Summit League.
- The South Dakota State rebounding leader (Jordan Dykstra, 268 rebounds) has more rebounds than the Michigan rebounding leader (Glenn Robinson III, 169 rebounds).
- The Summit League has 2 teams - South Dakota (78.1 percent) and South Dakota State (76.3 percent) - that shoot a better free throw percentage than the Big Ten leader, Indiana (74.3 percent).
- The South Dakota State basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than Michigan (88 percent vs. 36 percent).
- The South Dakota State scoring leader (Nate Wolters, 725 points) has more points than the Michigan scoring leader (Trey Burke, 594 points).
- The Summit League had fewer blowout games in conference (meaning there is greater parity within the conference) than in the Big Ten.
- You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? South Dakota State currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (985 to 1000) than Michigan, per the NCAA.
- The South Dakota State steals leader (Nate Wolters, 56 steals) has more steals than the Michigan steals leader (Trey Burke, 51 steals).
- Jordan Dykstra is ranked 49th nationally in rebounds.
- South Dakota State is ranked higher than Michigan in their conference (No. 1 vs. No. 4).
|B+||Tim Hardaway Jr||0||15||5||2||1||1||2|
|B+||G. Robinson III||0||11||5||1||1||0||1|